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September 11, 1959 - Image 11

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1959-09-11

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Confer on Mission to U.S.

26 Party Lists in
Israeli Elections

Direct JTA Teletype Wire
To The Jewish News

Avraham Harman (right), Israel's new Ambassador to the
United States, meets with Prof. Benjamin Mazar, president of
the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, prior to his departure for
Washington.

Beth El Cemetery, Oldest in State

By IRVING L KATZ

Copyright, Irving I. Katz, 1959

as one of the regularly auth-
orized cemeteries of the city,
entitled to all the privileges
and subject to all the rules
and provisions of the ordinance
relating to cemeteries."
The Lafayette Street Cemetery
contains the graves of a num-
ber of Jewish veterans who
served in the Spanish-American
War and World War I.
Temple Beth El also has two
sections in Woodmere Ceme-
tery: Section North F. was ac-
quired in 1873 and Section Beth
El in 1915. Dr. Leo M. Frank-
lin, rabbi of Temple Beth El
from 1899 to 1941, and Rabbi
Emeritus from 1941 to the time
of his passing in 1948, is in-
terred in Beth El Section of
Woodmere Cemetery.
In 1939, the congregation pur-
chased a 40-acre site, at 28120
W. Six Mile, Livonia, and
named it "Beth El Memorial
Park." This cemetery is
operated on the perpetual care
plan. Only uniform markers
are allowed. Dr. B. Benedict
Glazer, rabbi of the temple
from 1941 to 1952, is interred
in this cemetery.

Temple Beth El of Detroit is
Michigan's oldest Jewish con-
gregation. It was founded Sept.
22, 1850, by 12 German-Jewish
immigrants, when the city had
a population of 21,019. Since
then the temple has grown to
a membership of 1,750 families,
the fifth largest Reform Jewish
congregation in the country,
and Detroit ranks today as the
fifth largest city in the United
States with a population of
1,900,000.
A few months after Beth El's
founding,_ on Jan. 1, 1851, the
congregation purchased f r o m
Thomas Hawley and his wife
half an acre of land on Cham-
plain (now Lafayette) Street,
adjoining Elmwood Cemetery,
in Hamtramck Township. The
purchase price of the Cham-
plain Street Cemetery (now
known as the Lafayette Street
Cemetery) . was $150. Half of
the purchase price was paid in
c a s h. T w o interest-bearing
promissory notes were executed
for the balance of $75, payable
in six and 12 months respec-
tively, and as security a mort-
gage was issued on the ceme-
tery. Both the warranty deed Jewish Agency Plan
and the mortgage were signed,
on behalf of the congregation, Would Co-ordinate .
by Jacob Silverman, president,
Solomon Bendit, treasurer, Jos- Israel Immigration
JERUSALEM, (JTA)—A pro-
eph Freedman, secretary, and
Sigmund Springer, trustee.
posal for the establishment in
The first interment in this Israel of a Central Absorption
cemetery was that of Sarah Authority to coordinate all ac-
tivities in the country concern-
Silberman, Sept. 3, 1851.
The first rabbi of Temple ing the absorption of immi-
Beth El, Samuel Maicus, who grants, was made here by two
died during the last cholera members of the Jewish Agency
executive.
epidemic of Detroit in 1854, is
The plan was drafted by Leon
interred in this oldest Jewish
cemetery in Michigan which is Dultzin, head of the Agency's
still owned and maintained by economic department; and Mo-
the congregation. A bronze she - Kol, who heads a special
plaque marks his grave, with department for youth immigra-
the following inscription: "This tion. The proposal will be laid
tablet is erected by Congrega- before the joint Government-
tion Beth El in grateful memory Jewish Agency Coordinating
of Rabbi Samuel Marcus, its Board.
first Rabbi, 1850-1854." On the
Meanwhile, Histadrut decided
bottom of the tablet are the to set up a special committee
first letters of three Hebrew to develop a plan for the ab-
words—zayen, tzadik, lamed— sorption of immigrants into the
which stand for "The Memory life and economy of the coun-
of the Righteous Is for a Bless- try.
ing."
Also interred in this ceme- Drop Haifa Subway Issue;
tery is Marcus Cohen (died in
1880) who was the lay-rabbi Halt Operations on Sabbath
HAIFA, (JTA)—The question
of Temple Beth El for a few
months in 1850, prior to the of whether the new subway
coming of Rabbi Marcus to De- ascending Mount Carmel here
troit.
should operate on the Sabbath
Although the cemetery was has been temporarily settled
opened in 1851," it was not until and will not come up again
1861 that it was formally rec- until after the November elec-
ognized by the Common Council. tions.
The following resolution was
The Municipal Council de-
introduced to the Council by cided to refer the issue to the
Alderman J. S. Farrand of the next Council which will be con-
fifth ward on July 16, 1861, stituted after the coming elec-
and approved July 18, 1861: tions. Until that time, the sub-
"RESOLVED, That the Hebrew way operations will be sus-
Burying Ground or Cemetery pended on the Sabbath and on
be, and it is hereb r 7 _
C-



JERUSALEM—A total of 26
lists were presented Wednes-
day to the central elections
committee-14 more than are
represented in t h e outgoing
third Knesset, Israel's Parlia-
ment — for the national elec-
tions Nov. 3.
Included are six minorities
lists — three affiliated with
Mapai, one with the leftwing
Achdut Avodah, one independ-
ent Arab list and one Druze
list. Six are community lists.
These include two North
A f r i c a n, two Sephardi, one
Yemenite and one of new immi-
grants f r o m Central Europe.
United Agudah is included.
Among the more unusual
groups seeking places on the
ballot are lists of disabled Nazi
victim s, the Socialist Bund
"third power" list described as
made up of Trotskyites, and an-
other list the composition of
which is yet unknown but is
believed to be on a community
basis.
The elections committee will
act on approval of the lists in
the next ten days and there is
additional time during which
lists denied place on the ballot
can seek court reversal. The
successful lists will run for 120
seats in the Knesset, appealing
for votes of the 1,179, 329 eli-
gible voters.
In the previous national elec-
tion, 23 lists were presented,
19 were approved and 12 re-
ceived enough votes to elect
Knesset members.
(Mapai follows an estab-
lished tradition by giving ex-
Prime Minister Moshe Sharett
second place on its party ballot
—next to Prime Minister David
Ben-Gurion who heads the
ticket. Abba Eban is listed 12th
on the ballot and thus is as-
sured of a seat in the Knesset).

New York UJA Raises $26,400,000 in '59 Drive

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ous support by contributors has 1959, it was reported at a lunch-
enabled the United Jewish Ap- eon meeting of 100 key volun-
peal of Greater New York to teers.

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